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Bronx Woman Heard About Newtown Massacre, Decided It Would Be a Good Way to Make Money

Three women embrace as they arrive for the funeral services of six year-old Noah Pozner, who was  killed in the shooting massacre in Newtown, CT, at Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home on December 17, 2012 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Today is the first day of funerals for some of the twenty children and seven adults who were killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza on December 14, 2012. People grieving at Pozner's funeral.

Within an hour of the mass shooting in Newtown, according to NBC New York, a 37-year-0ld woman named Nouel Alba posted a message on Facebook identifying herself as the aunt of one of the slain children, Noah Pozner. Later, she solicited donations to help her family pay for the funeral through a PayPal account. This would have been a perfectly understandable request, except Alba lives in the Bronx and has no relation to the child. She was arrested today and charged with lying to the FBI, among, presumably, other things.

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